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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Natik, Jul 1, 2009.


  1. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

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    We have been with maya to the vet as she had browny stuff in her ear and we suspected earmites...anyway...we came back with 5 different things to treat it and im not that sure if she really needs all that stuff.

    They gave us antibiotics, painkillers, ear cleanser, ear drops and advocate.

    What do u think? Is that the way to treat it? :confused:
     
  2. Sounds like they are covering all the options! The AB's and painkillers are a little confusing though! the AB's incase she has a infection and the Painkillers being self explainatary! does she appear in pain??
    lol
    DT
     
  3. Natik

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    no, only when she scratches her ear she whines. I was confused about the ab and painkillers myself. I understand the other things. But then i never came across earmites, thats the first time so dont have a clue.

    How do dogs get earmites anyway :confused:
     
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    I use Thornit for ear mites - it's absolutely brilliant and saves a fortune at the vets.:thumbup1:
     
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    th whole treatment is very expensive...it was 70 £ today and they want us to come back in a week time and now cobi starts shaking his head too :(
     
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    That is expensive.:eek:

    Our vet charges £18- £22 for consultation and the drugs are usually quite cheap. He doesn't charge much for steroids but antibiotics can be around £8 - £12 depending which ones they are. Some vets actually stock Thornit now but if not you can buy it online at Petmeds.
     
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    I have a feeling they gave us all those tablets for some extra cash :eek:

    i will look into thornit....

    hubby said the woman said to put the advocate into mayas ear...can that be right? I always assumed u put it on the neck of the dog? :confused:

    ahhh...im totally confused :blush2:
     
  8. sallyanne

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    We took Meg a while back as we thought she had mites,the vet prescribed ear cleaner and Advocate that was all.
    Advocate goes on the back of the neck and treats fleas,parasites,mites etc.
    I hate to tell you this but I think your vet is selling you unnecessary medication.
     
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    i think so too... :( thats the first time i wasnt happy at the vets.

    She also poked her light into mayas ear that deep she screamed and was frightened and then the vet wanted to muzzle her even though there was no reason for it whatsoever...but we refused.
     
  10. sallyanne

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    Have you spoken to them and voiced your concerns ?

    It might be an idea to contact the practice manager.
     
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    no, but i will send hubby tomorrow as he needs to get more advocate for cobi anyway. He will take those tablets back as well as i really dont see a need for them.

    It was someone new vet there, but then they have someone new in there everytime we go there lol
     
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    I know that ear problems can be a nightmare to treat, but that does seem rather excessive.

    I dont see the need for painkillers, ive never known a vet prescribe those for an ear infection, unless its absolutely horrendous and the animal was suffering greatly.
    Even the antibiotics seem like overkill, considering you have been prescribed ear drops AND an ear cleanser. Some vets are a bit enthusiastic with drugs, especially antibiotics. Oscar can no longer have Synulox as he has had them prescribed excessively over the years.
     
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    i have heard of quite a few people saying their vet putting their dogs on unnecessary tablets ... that makes u wonder.

    Maya is defo not in pain, only when she scratches her ear she whines a bit.
     
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    When Oscar had a nail bed infection, my vet ran me up a bill of over £170 just for antibiotics and steroids.

    Many of them go for the shotgun approach, rather than a conservative one.

    The problem with drugs, is that they may not give you a refund, as legally, once they have been dispensed, they cannot be reused and have to be binned.
    Worth kicking up a little fuss though if you think its excessive.
     
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    £170...wow!

    i was saying to oh they might not take the tablets back .... but he is good in talking so im sure he will say something to them anyway.

    We will know better next time and question the vets choice of tablets before accepting it..... its just a shame u cant trust a vet these days :(
     
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    As long as the tablets haven't been opened I think they can take them back because when our GSD had AF we were prescribed loads of medication for him but the same day we decided to have him put to sleep and went back and they refunded all the tablets.
     
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    the tablets are in a little plastic bottle, so i cant proof i havent opened them....
     
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